<i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> Covers <i>Empire</i>, Gets Three New Photos

Star Trek Into Darkness covers Empire magazine's May issue, and a first look at the new tri-fold image has been released. It shows J.J. Abrams sitting in the Enterprise's captain's chair as the crew of the spaceship and its villain stand in front of San Francisco's skyline.

Newcomers to the Star Trek universe featured here are Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve. Cumberbatch plays villain John Harrison, while Eve portrays Captain Kirk's seeming love interest Carol Marcus.

In addition to the cover, three new photos from the movie have also debuted, courtesy of Empire. In one, Zoe Saldana's Uhura threatens someone with a Klingon disruptor, while in another Carol, Simon Pegg's Scotty, Karl Urban's Dr. McCoy and Chris Pine's Captain Kirk stand next to a mysterious "MC-9321 PHOT1093" device. In the final image, Zachary Quinto's Spock protects Uhura and Kirk.



Opening May 15 in IMAX 3D theaters and May 17 everywhere else, Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller. Here's the full synopsis:

In summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

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